Back up DVDs and Blu Rays into ISOs on Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sp1rit, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. sp1rit macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I have a bunch of rare DVDs and Blu Rays I want to backup on my Mac, incase they should ever get disc rot or the discs stop working.

    Can all DVDs be converted into ISOs using Disk Utility?

    Can I make ISOs of Blu Rays using Disk Utility?

    If not, how can I go about doing this? Thanks! :)
     
  2. pippox0 macrumors member

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    You need a specific sw to backup DVD.
    Take care that DVD and Blu Ray are protected from ripping...
    So i think you cannot backup them
     
  3. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68040

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    AnyDVD HD would do the trick, but it's a Windows based application...
     
  4. sp1rit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found a couple of good programs. DVDFab has Blu Ray Copy and DVD Copy for Mac.

    I tried DVD Copy, and so far it works!
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    MakeMKV is also popular, although it'll only back up to a folder, not to ISO. Despite the name, you're not forced to create MKVs with it.
     
  6. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68040

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    AnyDVD HD has been the best (a standard) in its category for many years.
     
  7. sp1rit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately I don't have a Windows based computer. The program I mentioned earlier seems to be working though...
     
  8. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68040

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    I understand.
    I wish you luck backing up your collection.
     
  9. sp1rit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Do you think I should stick with DVDFab, or buy a copy of Windows for AnyDVD HD and use Bootcamp? Windows is pretty pricey, which is a huge negative.
     
  10. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68040

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    Don't buy anything for that purpose.
    DVDFab is a very capable software, one of the best.
    Good luck, sp1rit!
     

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